Central Air Conditioning in Nova Scotia
When purchasing a brand name central air conditioning unit in Nova Scotia, compare prices, request a quote, and get information on dozens of local HVAC companies by request from our team. Check out unbiased reviews and select a contractor from our extensive trade database.
Average central air conditioner cost in Nova Scotia (including installation):
$3000 – $5500
The price of a new air conditioner can vary depending mostly on size and brand. The average A/C unit cost in Nova Scotia ranges from: $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 (including installation). Remember to include the cost of installation when comparing pricing, it is a necessary component when cost figuring and matching.
Higher than average
Slightly above-average price range, which may be due to factors like a more complicated installation, or purchasing a top-of-the-line unit or premium brand.
Typical price range: 3000 – 5500
The average price range for a typical high-efficiency unit with a typical installation from an established, fully licensed & insured local HVAC contractor. Prices will vary within this range based on installation factors, brand & model, unit size/BTU output & efficiency, among other things.
Lower than average
Below-market pricing; be careful if the price is exceptionally low. The lower the price is below average, the higher likelihood that you may receive a more hastily done installation, low-end or used components, limited labour warranty coverage & ongoing support, or the company may be less established or lacking in insurance and/or licensing & certification.
Nova Scotia In A Nutshell
Top Brands by Price Tier
- Population: 943,000
- Average Temp. Summer: 25 degrees
- Average Temp. Winter: -13 degrees
- Low Tier – to $3,800.00 Goodman
- Mid Tier – up to $4,500.00 American Standard
- Premium Tier – up to $6,000.00 Lennox
What to look for when choosing a heating & air conditioning contractor
People often fret over the brand of air conditioner to buy, but choosing the best contractor in Nova Scotia is every bit as important. Not only is the quality of the workmanship and installation crucial to the air conditioner’s lifespan, the company you choose will be relied on for future servicing and warranty coverage.
Always choose an established company that has:
- Good, independently-verified feedback
- A solid track record and no outstanding disputes
- Verified insurance, licenses, and certifications
- Experienced staff, with manufacturer training
- Registered to offer rebates
Checking all of these things is difficult and time-consuming.
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Purchasing a High-Efficiency Central Central Air Conditioner in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia residents looking to purchase a new high-efficiency central A/C will want to look for the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating when selecting which level of energy-efficiency is best for their home cooling. Central A/C systems range from 13-20+ SEER. The higher the SEER number on the A/C, the more energy-efficient the system. Up to 18 SEER offers a moderate to high level of efficiency.
A certified, HVAC dealer will determine what size A/C unit you need for your home so that it can achieve optimal home cooling performance within the energy-efficiency range you selected.
When you purchase a central air conditioner in Nova Scotia, don’t forget to look for sales and promotions. The savings can help offset the cost of the investment you are about to make. Click here to view a list of deals available now from our trusted local distributors.
Deals do change frequently, so check back to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
Government Rebates Available
Government rebates are another topic to discuss with your licensed HVAC distributor. They can help you to find available rebates and show you how you can claim them.
For a list of current government rebates in Nova Scotia, click here.
Popular Central Air Conditioner Brands
Trane, Lennox, KeepRite and Carrier continue to be amongst the popular high-efficiency air conditioner brands in Nova Scotia. Longstanding reputations for manufacturing quality high-efficiency central air conditioner systems and extensive warranties give homeowners peace of mind that their investment is protected.
Each of these trusted brands carries a variety of ENERGY STAR central air conditioner models with a variety of different energy efficiency and noise reducing features. Trane’s ComfortLink™ II allows you to control the temperature remotely and Lennox has SunSource® solar panels that let you integrate solar energy into your home. If you aren’t sure which features are right for your home, ask your HVAC professional.
When purchasing a central air conditioning system from your local HVAC supplier it is important to factor in the cost of installing the system. Due to the complexity of a central A/C unit, installation should only be completed by a recognized HVAC professional. Attempting to self-install may result in a system that does not function properly, could potentially damage your home, and in most cases would void any type of warranty issued by the manufacturer. Search from our extensive trade database for a certified HVAC technician who will ensure your air conditioner is installed and performing correctly.
Comparing SEER vs. EER
When it comes to rating an air conditioning unit based on efficiency in Nova Scotia, consumers look to SEER and/or EER ratings for answers. Here we breakdown the difference between the two so you know what exactly the ratings are telling you.
- Stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
- Values range from 8-30
- Measures the ratio of cooling output or cooling power—how much energy it takes to cool the air in your home
- Shows ratio of output in BTU’s per hour
- Measures the output over the course of an entire season
- The higher the rating the more energy efficient the unit
- The higher the rating the more you will save in operating costs
- Used more by consumers and companies for marketing efficiency-give an overall snapshot of performance standards
- Stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio
- Values range from 8-30
- Measure the ratio of an A/C unit’s cooling capacity per hour to the total electrical energy used in watts
- Shows ratio of output in BTU’s per hour
- Determines the energy efficiency of a central air conditioner
- The higher the rating the more efficient the system is
- The higher the rating the lower the energy consumption of the unit will be-cost savings
- Used more by HVAC technician’s to assess efficiency-give more a specific snapshot of the unit’s performance standards
What is a BTU?
A BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. It is a measurement used to rate the amount of heat an air conditioner removes for a room or building. The higher the number the greater the cooling power. Used when calculating the operation and efficiency of a central air conditioning unit.
General City Information
Nova Scotia belongs to Canada’s Maritime provinces. Situated on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia is positioned on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Known for famous destinations such as Peggy’s Cove, The Bay of Fundy, and The Cabot Trail, this eastern province is a popular vacation destination for travellers from all over the globe.
Halifax is the capital city, with a population of 414,000 residents which makes up almost half of the population of this province. The weather can be unpredictable due to Nova Scotia’s geographical positioning, with winters known for excessive snow falls and epic storms.
Summer typically brings moderate and warm weather, with some inland temperature exceeding 30+ degrees regularly during the months of July and August. The further inland the less air flow and relief. On those hot and humid summer days a central air conditioning unit can feel like a necessity to get through the summer months. To find out how you can stay cool contact a local HVAC provider for more information.
Nova Scotia & Surrounding Areas
- Cape Breton
- New Glasgow